31 Replies  9293 Views  Last Post: 22 May 2013  02:03 AM
#16
Re: Discrete mathematics or linear algebra
Posted 18 March 2013  01:19 PM
#17
Re: Discrete mathematics or linear algebra
Posted 18 March 2013  01:22 PM
#18
Re: Discrete mathematics or linear algebra
Posted 18 March 2013  03:15 PM
I had to take both. I don't remember discrete much because the dude sitting next to me was jacking off the whole time during class every fucking class and moaning. Every. Fucking. Class. All class. Ugh!
#19
Re: Discrete mathematics or linear algebra
Posted 18 March 2013  03:23 PM
Linear Algebra is a common class where proofwriting is taught, but this is a class taught in a lot of different ways too. Sometimes it's more computational (computing determinants, characteristic polynomials, row reductions, etc.), and other times it's more proofbased and abstract (think vector spaces, etc.).
If you get into eigenvalues and eigenvectors in Linear Algebra, that crosses over with Discrete and Diff Eqs. Diagonalizing a matrix is done to solve systems of recurrence relations, differential equations, and you can use matrices to solve systems of congruences.
There is a branch of mathematics called Matroid Theory which blends well with graph theory, linear algebra, and abstract algebra.
Neither will hurt, both will help. Take both if you have room. As a general rule of thumb, if you're going the graphics route, go for Linear. Otherwise, I'd lean Discrete. Your professors and school's resources will be of more help in making these determinations.
#20
Re: Discrete mathematics or linear algebra
Posted 23 March 2013  10:29 AM
#21
Re: Discrete mathematics or linear algebra
Posted 23 March 2013  10:47 AM
#22
Re: Discrete mathematics or linear algebra
Posted 07 April 2013  02:10 AM
#23
Re: Discrete mathematics or linear algebra
Posted 07 April 2013  08:13 AM
#24
Re: Discrete mathematics or linear algebra
Posted 08 April 2013  12:15 PM
#25
Re: Discrete mathematics or linear algebra
Posted 09 April 2013  09:30 PM
WolfCoder, on 08 April 2013  12:15 PM, said:
This.
Discrete for general computer science and linear algebra for many applications. Computer graphics is all
Linear algebra, so is data processing, or any simulation with multiple unknowns. It is definitely worth your
time to take the extra class; for such a small amount of time(relatively), the benefits are gargantuan.
#26
Re: Discrete mathematics or linear algebra
Posted 09 April 2013  10:22 PM
When I was a boy on the farms of Missouri we had to do our arithmetic with sheep testicles strung on cord as an abacus.
So fuck you.
#27
Re: Discrete mathematics or linear algebra
Posted 11 April 2013  01:26 PM
#28
Re: Discrete mathematics or linear algebra
Posted 12 April 2013  12:02 PM
#29
Re: Discrete mathematics or linear algebra
Posted 16 April 2013  06:36 PM
#30
Re: Discrete mathematics or linear algebra
Posted 23 April 2013  08:24 PM
So ultimately its up to you, or just take both!
